Assumption BVM parish centennial celebration hits the streets

by Jim Wisnewski Children, playing in their yards, called to their parents “Mommy, daddy come and see the horsies!” Bicyclists on the White Pine Trail stopped to let the horse and wagon roll through on Rogue River Road and people gathered in their yards to wave and take pictures. It isn’t often that you see […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   If any readers happened to be in downtown Rockford Tuesday (August 13) afternoon, they would have seen a sight that does not occur very often. Two stoves were moved on red dolly carts from our old museum to the new location. They were very heavy and hard to lift up […]

Fifteen and Still Going Strong! Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford

Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford 5K Run/Walk and Kids for Kids K is celebrating its 15th year on Saturday August 17th in downtown Rockford. While it is hard to improve on this great event, the MRTR Committee has done just that with a few changes made to the Pre-Registered/Late Registration held the Friday night before the […]

West Michigan Sports Commission hires manager, launches website

Fundraising Campaign Continues with Buy-a-Brick Campaign to Close Gap on $7.4 Million Project to Attract Travelling Baseball and Softball Tournaments to West Michigan   The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) is making some strategic game plays to bring its Art Van Sports Complex closer to reality with the hire of Bryan Baar as complex manager […]

Rockford students work to pay it forward

Megan Malley and Allison Lang met last spring with Ms. Bridget Cheney, principal of Congress Elementary School in Grand Rapids. The girls are part of a school sanctioned club, Rockford RH, for Rockford Honors, a group started last year when then Rockford High School senior, John Malley, Megan’s brother, envisioned donating school supplies to underprivileged […]